A pair of sisters from Kamloops will compete in the World Pipe Band championships in Scotland on Saturday.
Tori and Taylor Killoran are members of Simon Fraser University pipe band's junior contingent, called the Robert Malcolm Memorial band. The two play in the Grade 4 band.
Tori, a piper, and Taylor, a drummer, both joined the band a year ago after playing the past three years with the Kamloops Pipe Band. The sisters travel twice a month to Burnaby for practice.
More than 400,000 spectators are expected to attend the international competition.
The band has spent the past week practicing daily while staying in Stirling, an hour outside Glasgow.
"We've brought them over early so they could get used to the environment and take part in a few events before finding themselves on a world stage," said pipe major Jack Lee.
The band will compete in the novice-juvenile category as one of 27 bands. Twenty-four of them are from Scotland.
"There are some good bands at this level with 18-year-old players who are strong," said Lee. "We are a very young band - the oldest is 16 and the average age is 11 - but these kids have worked very hard. If they get the opportunity to take home a prize, that would be just a great accomplishment."